On Dec. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule that includes final changes to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and final policies for the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
The AASM has performed a complete analysis of the publication and provides the highlights below for sleep clinicians.
UPDATE: On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law, offsetting almost all of the 10.2% budget neutrality adjustments that were to have taken effect on Jan. 1, 2021. CMS is implementing these revisions and has confirmed that claims will be paid on time at the rates reflected in this legislation. Refer to the summary, “Law modifies the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule,” for details about revisions in payment and RVUs.
AASM analyses of the two interim final rules for virtual check-ins and personal protective equipment (PPE), included in the final rule document, are forthcoming. A separate analysis of the Quality Payment Program final rule also will be posted separately.
Updated Jan. 15, 2021